Weathering With You, Missing Link, and Klaus also received nods.

By Joey Nolfi
December 02, 2019 at 01:16 PM EST

The Annie Awards have drawn up an impressive crop of nominees for its 2020 ceremony.

The International Animated Film Association — an industry organization that annually recognizes the best animation in the entertainment industry — announced Monday a full list of honorees that will compete for the 47th Annie Awards, representing a 20 percent yearly increase to 1,900 overall submissions across 36 categories.

As it continues to break records at the box office, Disney’s blockbuster sequel Frozen 2 scored a staggering eight nominations from the group, including one for Best Feature next to fellow Disney release Toy Story 4, DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Netflix’s Klaus, and LAIKA’s Missing Link. All five films have also been submitted to the Academy for Oscar consideration in the race for Best Animated Feature — an award that has gone to the corresponding Annie winner 13 times since the Academy implemented a separate animated feature category in 2002.

Among independent animated films, Japan’s Best International Feature Oscar submission Weathering with You scored an Annie Award nomination for Best Indie Feature alongside Netflix’s I Lost My Body, Okko’s Inn, Promare, and Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles.

Elsewhere, Josh Gad (Frozen 2), Ali Wong (Tuca & Bertie), Jenny Slate (The Secret Life of Pets 2), and Tony Hale (Toy Story 4) landed individual nominations for voice acting, while monster hits across television and film like Avengers: Endgame, Alita: Battle Angel, Detective Pikachu, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Game of Thrones received nods for live-action character animation.

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The 2020 Annie Awards will be handed out Jan. 25 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Read on for the full list of this year’s nominees:

Best Feature

  • Frozen 2 – Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – DreamWorks Animation
  • Klaus – Netflix Presents A Production of The Spa Studios and Atresmedia Cine
  • Missing Link – LAIKA, LLC
  • Toy Story 4 – Pixar Animation Studios

Best Indie Feature

  • Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles – Sygnatia, Glow, Submarine, Hampa Animation Studio
  • I Lost My Body – Xilam for Netflix
  • Okko’s Inn – Madhouse
  • Promare – TRIGGER, XFLAG
  • Weathering With You – Toho Co., LTD. / STORY Inc. / CoMix Wave Films

Best Special Production

  • Guava Island, “Titles and Prologue” – Six Point Harness / Amazon
  • How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming – DreamWorks Animation
  • Infinity Train, “The Perennial Child” – Cartoon Network Studios
  • SpongeBob SquarePants, “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout” – Nickelodeon and Jonas & Co.
  • Zog – Magic Light Pictures

Best Short Subject

  • Acid Rain – Animoon
  • DONT KNOW WHAT – Thomas Renoldner
  • Je sors acheter des cigarettes – Miyu Productions
  • Purpleboy – Bando à Parte, Rainbox Productions, Ambiances… asbl, Luna Blue Film
  • Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days – Ciclope Filmes, National Film Board of Canada, Les Armateurs

Best VR

  • Bonfire – Baobab Studios
  • GLOOMY EYES – ATLAS V
  • Kaiju Confidential – ShadowMachine

Best Commercial

  • Dove Self-Esteem Project x Steven Universe: “Social Media”Cartoon Network / Dove / Chromosphere
  • Fortnite Season 7 Launch SpotEpic Games / Screen Novelties / iam8bit
  • The Mystical Journey of Jimmy Page’s ‘59 Telecaster – Nexus Studios

Best TV/Media – Preschool

  • Ask the Storybots – JibJab Bros. Studios for Netflix
  • Elena of Avalor – Disney Television Animation
  • Let’s Go Luna! – Brown Bag Films / 9 Story Media Group
  • Norman Picklestripes – Factory
  • Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum – Brown Bag Films / 9 Story Media Group

Best TV/Media – Children

  • Disney Mickey Mouse – Disney TV Animation/Disney Channel
  • Niko and the Sword of Light – Titmouse, Amazon Studios
  • Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Nickelodeon Animation Studio
  • Tales of Arcadia: 3Below – DreamWorks Animation
  • The Tom and Jerry Show – Warner Bros. Animation

Best TV/Media – General Audience

  • Big Mouth – Netflix
  • BoJack Horseman – Tornante Productions, LLC for Netflix
  • Harley Quinn – Warner Bros. Animation
  • Tuca & Bertie – Tornante Productions, LLC for Netflix
  • Undone – Tornante Company and Amazon Studios

Best Student Film

  • Con Fuerza – Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Gravedad – Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH Animationsinstitut
  • The Fox & The Pigeon – Sheridan College
  • Un diable dans la poche – GOBELINS, l’école de l’image

Best FX for TV/Media

  • How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming – DreamWorks Animation

    Nominees: Manuel Reyes Halaby, Cristiana Covone, Koya Masubuchi, Jean Claude Nouchy, Dustin Henning
  • Love, Death & Robots – Blur for Netflix

    Nominees: Viktor Németh, Szabolcs Illés, Ádám Sipos , Vladimir Zhovna
  • My Moon – Eusong Lee, Co-produced with Chromosphere

    Nominees: Stéphane Coëdel, Natan Moura
  • Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures – Lucasfilm, Titmouse, Inc.

    Nominees: Araiza Tokumasu Naoki
  • Tales of Arcadia: 3Below – DreamWorks Animation

    Nominees: Greg Lev, Igor Lodeiro, Chen Ling, Brandon Tyra

Best FX for Feature

  • Abominable –DreamWorks Animation

    Nominees: Amaury Aubel, James Jackson, Domin Lee, Michael Losure, Alex Timchenko
  • Frozen 2 – Walt Disney Animation Studios

    Nominees: Benjamin Fiske, Alex Moaveni, Jesse Erickson, Dimitre Berberov, Kee Nam Suong
  • Missing Link – Laura E Gross

    Nominees: Eric Wachtman, David Horsley, Peter Stuart, Timu Khodzhaev, Joe Strasser
  • Toy Story 4 – Pixar Animation Studios

    Nominees: Alexis Angelidis, Amit Ganapati Baadkar, Greg Gladstone, Kylie Wijsmuller, Matthew Kiyoshi Wong
  • Weathering With You – GKIDS

    Nominees: Hidetsugu Ito, Yuko Nakajima, Jumi Lee, Ryosuke Tsuda

Best Character Animation – TV/Media

  • Ask the Storybots – JibJab Bros. Studios for Netflix

    Nominees: Chris O’Hara
  • Disney Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure – Disney TV Animation/Disney Channel

    Nominees: Juliane Martin
  • His Dark Materials – BBC Studios

    Nominees: Aulo Licinio
  • How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming – DreamWorks Animation

    Nominees: Andrew Muir
  • Robot Chicken – Stoopid Buddy Stoodios

    Nominees: Scott DaRos

Best Character Animation – Animated Feature

  • Frozen 2 – Walt Disney Animation Studios

    Nominees: Andrew Ford
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – DreamWorks Animation

    Nominees: Dane Stogner
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – DreamWorks Animation

    Nominees: Rani Naamani
  • Klaus – Netflix Presents A Production of The Spa Studios and Atresmedia Cine

    Nominees: Sergio Martins
  • Missing Link – LAIKA, LLC

    Nominees: Rachelle Lambden

Best Character Animation – Live Action

  • Alita: Battle Angel – Weta Digital

    Nominees: Michael Cozens
  • Avengers: Endgame – Weta Digital

    Nominees: Sidney Kombo-Kintombo
  • Game of Thrones – Season 8 Episode 3 “The Long Night” – Dance of the Dragons – Image Engine

    Nominees: Jason Snyman, Sheik Ghafoor, Maia Neubig, Michael Siegel, Cheri Fojtik
  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu – Framestore

    Nominees: Dale Newton, Waiyin Mendoza, Rochelle Flynn, Leila Gaed, Paul Jones
  • SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME – Steven Argula

    Nominees: Joakim Riedinger

Best Character Animation – Video Game

  • Gears 5 – Cinematic AnimationThe Coalition/ Microsoft

    Nominees: Brian Whitmire
  • KINGDOM HEARTS III – SQUARE ENIX

    Nominees: Munenori Shinagawa, Kayoko Yajima, Koji Hamada, Koji Inoue
  • Sinclair Snake: Museum Mischief – Chromosphere / Within

    Nominees: Tommy Rodricks, Natan Moura, Nelson Boles
  • Unruly Heroes – Magic Design Studios

    Nominees: Sebastien Parodi, Nicolas Leger

Best Character Design – TV/Media

  • Carmen Sandiego – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing and DHX Media for Netflix

    Nominees: Keiko Murayama
  • DC Super Hero Girls – Warner Bros. Animation

    Nominees: Lauren Faust
  • T.O.T.S. – Titmouse / Disney Junior

    Nominees: John Jagusak
  • The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle – DreamWorks Animation

    Nominees: Chris Mitchell
  • Victor and Valentino – Cartoon Network Studios

    Nominees: FABIEN MENSE

Best Character Design – Feature

  • Abominable – DreamWorks Animation / Pearl Studio

    Nominees: Nico Marlet
  • Frozen 2 – Walt Disney Animation Studios

    Nominees: Bill Schwab
  • Klaus – Netflix Presents A Production of The Spa Studios and Atresmedia Cine

    Nominees: Torsten Schrank
  • Spies in Disguise – Blue Sky Studios

    Nominees: José Manuel Fernández Oli
  • The Addams Family – MGM and BRON Creative

    Nominees: Craig Kellman

Best Direction – TV/Media

  • Ask the Storybots – JibJab Bros. Studios for Netflix

    Nominees: Jeff Gill
  • DC Super Hero Girls – Warner Bros. Animation

    Nominees: Natalie Wetzig
  • Disney Mickey Mouse – Disney TV Animation/Disney Channel

    Nominees: Alonso Ramirez Ramos
  • Rilakkuma & Kaoru – Dwarf for Netflix

    Nominees: Masahito Kobayashi
  • Ultraman – Production IG, SOLA Digital Arts for Netflix

    Nominees: Kenji Kamiyama, Shinji Aramaki

Best Direction – Feature

  • Frozen 2 – Walt Disney Animation Studios

    Nominees: Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck
  • I Lost My Body – Xilam for Netflix

    Nominees: Jérémy Clapin
  • Klaus – Netflix Presents A Production of The Spa Studios and Atresmedia Cine

    Nominees: Sergio Pablos
  • Missing Link – LAIKA, LLC

    Nominees: Chris Butler
  • Weathering With You – Toho Co., Ltd. / STORY Inc. / CoMix Wave Films

    Nominees: Makoto Shinka

Best Music – TV/Media

  • Carmen Sandiego – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing and DHX Media for Netflix

    Nominees: Jared Lee Gosselin, Steve D’Angelo, Lorenzo Castelli
  • Love, Death & Robots – Blur for Netflix

    Nominees: Rob Cairns
  • Seis Manos – VIZ Media / Powerhouse Animation Studios

    Nominees: Carl Thiel
  • She-Ra and the Princesses of Power – DreamWorks Animation

    Nominees: Sunna Wehrmeijer
  • The Tom and Jerry Show – Warner Bros. Animation

    Nominees: Vivek Maddala

Best Music – Feature

  • AWAY – Dream Well Studios

    Nominees: Gints Zilbalodis
  • Frozen 2 – Walt Disney Animation Studios

    Nominees: Christophe Beck, Frode Fjellheim, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez
  • I Lost My Body – Xilam for Netflix

    Nominees: Dan Levy
  • Spies in Disguise – Blue Sky Studios

    Nominees: Mark Ronson, Theodore Shapiro
  • Toy Story 4 – Pixar Animation Studios

    Nominees: Randy Newman

Best Production Design – TV/Media

  • Carmen Sandiego – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing and DHX Media for Netflix

    Nominees: Eastwood Wong, Sylvia Liu, Elaine Lee, Linda Fong, Emily Paik
  • Disney Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure – Disney TV Animation/Disney Channel

    Nominees: Alan Bodner, Brian Woods, Steven Nicodemus, Laura Price, Leonard Robledo
  • Love, Death & Robots – Blur for Netflix

    Nominees: Alberto Mielgo
  • Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart – Cartoon Network, Titmouse, Inc.

    Nominees: Khang Le, Chris Fisher, Gael Bertrand, Deodato Pangandoyon, Howard Chen
  • The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle – DreamWorks Animation

    Nominees: Chris Mitchell, Chris Turnham, Tor Aunet, DanBob Thompson, Aaron Spurgeon

Best Production Design – Feature

  • Abominable – DreamWorks Animation

    Nominees: Max Boas, Paul Duncan, Christopher Brock, Cecline Da Hyeu Kim, Jane Li
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – DreamWorks Animation

    Nominees: Pierre-Olivier Vincent, Kirsten Kawamura, Woonyoung Jung, Iuri Lioi
  • Klaus – Netflix Presents A Production of The Spa Studios and Atresmedia Cine

    Nominees: Szymon Biernaki, Marcin Jakubowski
  • Missing Link – LAIKA, LLC

    Nominees: Nelson Lowry, Santiago Montiel, Trevor Dalmer
  • The Addams Family – MGM and Bron Creative

    Nominees: Patricia Atchison, Maisha Moore, Chris Souza, Jack Yu

Best Storyboarding – TV/Media

  • Carmen Sandiego – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing and DHX Media for Netflix

    Nominees: Kenny Park
  • Carole & Tuesday – Bones for Netflix

    Nominees: Shinichiro Watanabe
  • Love, Death & Robots – Blur for Netflix

    Nominees: Owen Sullivan
  • Snoopy in Space – Apple

    Nominees: Riccardo Durante
  • Zog – Magic Light Pictures

    Nominees: Max Lang

Best Storyboarding – Feature

  • I Lost My Body – Xilam for Netflix

    Nominees: Julien Bisaro
  • I Lost My Body – Xilam for Netflix

    Nominees: Jérémy Clapin
  • Klaus – Netflix Presents A Production of The Spa Studios and Atresmedia Cine

    Nominees: Sergio Pablos
  • Missing Link – LAIKA, LLC

    Nominees: Julián Nariño
  • Missing Link – LAIKA, LLC

    Nominees: Oliver Thomas

Best Voice Acting – TV/Media

  • Big City Greens – Disney TV Animation/Disney Channel

    Nominees: Marieve Herington
  • Bob’s Burgers – 20th Century FOX / Bento Box Entertainment

    Nominees: H. Jon Benjamin
  • Steven Universe – Cartoon Network Studios

    Nominees: Sarah Stiles
  • Tigtone – Titmouse, Inc., Babyhemyth Productions, Williams Street

    Nominees: Debi Derryberry
  • Tuca & Bertie – Tornante Productions, LLC for Netflix

    Nominees: Ali Wong

Best Voice Acting – Feature

  • Abominable – DreamWorks Animation / Pearl Studio

    Nominees: Tenzing Norgay Trainor
  • Frozen 2 – Walt Disney Animation Studios

    Nominees: Josh Gad
  • Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus – CJ Entertainment and Nickelodeon Animation Studios for Netflix

    Nominees: Richard Horvitz
  • The Secret Life of Pets 2 – Illumination

    Nominees: Jenny Slate
  • Toy Story 4 – Pixar Animation Studios

    Nominees: Tony Hale

Best Writing – TV/Media

  • Apple & Onion – Cartoon Network Studios

    Nominees: George Gendi, Michael Gendi, Deepak Sethi, Eric Acosta, Sean Szeles
  • BoJack Horseman – Tornante Productions, LLC for Netflix

    Nominees: Alison Tafel
  • Pinky Malinky – Nickelodeon Animation Studios for Netflix

    Nominees: Sheela Shrinivas, Aminder Dhaliwal, Rikke Asbjoern
  • Tuca & Bertie – Tornante Productions, LLC for Netflix

    Nominees: Shauna McGarry
  • Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum – Brown Bag Film / 9 Story Media Group

    Nominees: Meghan Read

Best Writing – Feature

  • Frozen 2 – Walt Disney Animation Studios

    Nominees: Jennifer Lee
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – DreamWorks Animation

    Nominees: Dean DeBlois
  • I Lost My Body – Xilam for Netflix

    Nominees: Jérémy Clapin, Guillaume Laurant
  • Toy Story 4 – Pixar Animation Studios

    Nominees: Andrew Stanton, Stephany Folsom
  • Weathering With You – Toho Co., Ltd. / STORY Inc. / CoMix Wave Films

    Nominees: Makoto Shinkai, Makoto Shinkai

Best Editorial – TV/Media

  • Big Hero 6: The Series – Disney TV Animation/Disney Channel

    Nominees: Dao Le, Joe Molinari, Charles T. Jones, David Vasquez
  • DC Super Hero Girls – Warner Bros. Animation

    Nominees: Torien Blackwolf
  • Disney Mickey Mouse – Disney TV Animation/Disney Channel

    Nominees: Tony Molina
  • Green Eggs and Ham – Warner Bros. Animation for Netflix

    Nominees: Margaret Hou
  • Love, Death & Robots – Blur for Netflix

    Nominees: Bo Juhl, Stacy Auckland, Valerian Zamel

Best Editorial – Feature

  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – DreamWorks Animation

    Nominees: John K. Carr, Mark Hester, Mary Blee
  • Klaus – Netflix Presents A Production of The Spa Studios and Atresmedia Cine

    Nominees: Pablo García Revert
  • Missing Link – LAIKA, LLC

    Nominees: Stephen Perkins
  • The Secret Life of Pets 2 – Illumination

    Nominees: Tiffany Hillkurtz
  • Toy Story 4 – Pixar Animation Studios

    Nominees: Axel Geddes, Torbin Xan Bullock, Greg Snyder

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